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November 2021

NIOSH ERC Webinar: Health Effects of Cellphone & Cell Tower Radiation: Implications for 5G

November 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

97% of U.S. adults own a cellphone of some kind. The vast majority, 85%, own a smartphone. This presentation will summarize research on biologic and health effects from exposure to radio frequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers. Learners will also discuss the implications of this research for 5G, the fifth generation of cellular technology. Presenter Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, has directed the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public…

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AAOHN Webinar: Long COVID Management: The Role of the OHN

November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

COVID-19 has negatively impacted many working adults. Some working adults that have contracted the disease continue to experience symptoms and present case management challenges for Occupational Health nurses and employers. Occupational Health Nurses are case managing many patients in the workplace with symptoms of long COVID and not enough information or evidence-based practice is available. There is a gap as to how an OHN may support employees in management of their symptoms and the known impacts for the employer in…

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Michigan Medicine Employer Roundtable: Supporting Employee Mental Health

November 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical need for employee mental health support across organizations. Join the Detroit  Regional Chamber for Employer Roundtable: Supporting Employee Mental Health, hosted in partnership with the University of Michigan Eisenberg Family Depression Center’s Workplace Mental Health Solutions team, on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. Regional health experts will lead a discussion around strategies for supporting employee mental health as businesses continue navigating pandemic-related challenges. Attendees will hear methods for building resilience in the…

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NIOSH Webinar: Occupational Exposures in Hair Salons: A Case Study on Hairdressers of Color

November 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hairdressers are continually exposed to a mixture of chemicals, some of which have been linked to adverse effects, like endocrine disruption, and respiratory and cardiometabolic effects. Still, exposure studies in hairdressers are sparse, focused mainly on a limited number of airborne contaminants. Additionally, little is known about chemical exposures among hairdressers of color who may experience elevated exposures due to use of unique products and provision of select services marketed to women of color. This presentation will address findings from…

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NIOSH ERC Webinar: Elevator Ventilation and SARS-CoV-2 Particulate Matter Removal

November 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in crowded, close-contact, and poorly ventilated indoor spaces is of increased concern with the emergence of the highly infectious Delta variant. As more people return to the workplace, layered control measures must continue to be taken to mitigate the spread of the virus. Ventilation and particulate matter (PM) removal within elevators is not well understood. Employees, particularly those with disabilities, may not be able to return to work without the use of elevators, especially in densely…

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